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By Sahil Parikh

Tech Friend - April 2021 Issue ⛅️





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Tech Friend - April 2021 Issue ⛅️
By Sahil Parikh • Issue #17 • View online
Hi there,
A new buzzword has been making the rounds — NFTs or Non-Fungible Tokens. I thought I’d take a minute to explain NFTs…
You might have heard of the name Mike Winkelmann (also known as Beeple) whose digital JPG collage “Everydays” sold for $69M last month. Think about it for a second. A digital painting that can be replicated! What is going on?
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are stored on a digital ledger called a blockchain. Think of a blockchain as a digital registry and a NFT in it certifies the owner of a particular digital asset (something like a house deed that certifies you as the owner of the house). So, just like that, digital assets now have a unique way of representing their owners. It’s like the physical world — anyone can buy a Monet print but there will only be 1 person who owns the original.
Just like all new things in tech, we’ll have to wait and see where NFTs go…Although, I like the concept and it could have true potential in our day to day lives - real-estate, medical reports, vehicle registrations, deeds etc.
Enjoy the read!

Tom Morris  🏳️‍🌈
If any person behaved like an app—rifled through your address book, fitted a tracking device to your car, obsessively logged what books and TV shows you watched, and wanted to disturb you at any moment of the day or night—you’d throw them out of your house and call the police.
Why are we so bad at predicting what will happen to us in the future?
Dev Stuff
Getting The Most Out Of Git
Fulfilling the promise of CI/CD
The Developer's Way
You've only added two lines - why did that take two days!
The iconic watches that inspired Apple Watch faces
Art of Craft ( Traditional Globemakers )
Art of Craft ( Traditional Globemakers )
I love projects that focus on attention to detail.
Kindle Highlight of the Month
Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value. I have a long history of profiting from failure. My cartooning career, for example, is a direct result of failing to succeed in the corporate environment.
Good ideas have no value because the world already has too many of them. The market rewards execution, not ideas.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
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